2005 NCAC Softball Players of the Week

May 2, 2005

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kenyon senior Dana Halicki (North Royalton, OH/Padua Fransiscan) went a 
combined 8-for-17 (.471). Four of her hits were doubles and two were home 
runs. She scored six times and had seven RBI. For the week, her slugging 
percentage was 1.059  

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Claire Martin (Jefferson, OH/Jefferson) pitched a 
two-hit shutout to hand OWU a 1-0 win over Otterbein. She also pitched 
complete-game win in both ends of a doubleheader against Allegheny, 
including a five-hit shutout in the nightcap of the twinbill. At Hiram, 
she pitched a two-hitter in the opener of the Bishop sweep that clinched 
the conference title. For the week, she was 4-0 with a 0.58 ERA. She had 
two shutouts, allowed two earned runs, struck out 11 and walked three in 
24 innings of work.
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April 25, 2005

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Hiram sophomore Lisa Steadman (Ashtabula, OH/Edgewood) helped the 
Terriers sweep Oberlin last week. She went 3-for-5 (.600) in the Oberlin 
series, with two runs scored and two RBI. For the week, she went 4-10 
(.400). Steadman leads the Terriers in on-base percentage (.398) and in 
runs scored (16) and is second in batting average (.296), total bases 
(24) and doubles (3).  

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Allegheny junior right-hander Giannina Coccaro (Miami, FL/Palmetto) led 
the Big Red to a 4-0 win in the second game against Wooster, hurling her 
third shutout of the season. She was 3-0 for the week, giving up 10 hits, 
four runs (two earned), and six walks while striking out 20 in 23 
innings of work. She pitched Allegheny to both wins against the Fighting 
Scots, allowing eight hits for the day, walking five batters and 
striking out 10.
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April 18, 2005

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Wooster sophomore first baseman Maria Gonzalez (Millersburg, OH/West 
Holmes) went 6-for-14 (.429) from the plate with four runs and eight 
RBI, as Scots improved to 8-0 in the NCAC. Most of her damage came in 
the second Wittenberg game, as she belted the second grand slam in 
school history to give the Scots a 4-1 lead in the third inning. After 
the Tigers retook the lead at 5-4, Gonzalez tied it up with a two-out 
RBI single in the fifth and added another run-scoring single in the 
sixth. Her two-out double in the third inning of the first Hiram game 
gave the Scots a 2-1 lead. Gonzalez has already set school single-season 
records for home runs (four) and RBI (26).  

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore righthander Claire Martin (Jefferson, OH/Jefferson) threw 
her first collegiate no-hitter in an 8-0 win over Kenyon. She struck 
out two and didn't allow a walk in 6.0 innings of work. At Oberlin, 
she allowed one hit in 3.0 innings to pick up her second win of the 
week. She struck out four, with no walks. In 9.0 innings pitched last 
week, Martin allowed one hit, no runs and no walks with six strikeouts.
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April 11, 2005

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Allegheny freshman second baseman Abby Bodenlos (Pittsburgh, PA/Shady 
Side Academy) went 11-for-20 (.550) on the week with five runs scored, 
nine RBI, three homers. She added two stolen bases, two doubles and a 
triple. She had two homers against Hiram, one in each game of the 
twinbill. She had the gamewinning hit in an 11-8 win over Wittenberg 
with a bases-loaded triple and finished the week with a 4-for-4 
performance against Case with a homer, three runs scored, two stolen 
bases and two RBI. 

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Wooster junior Natalie Barone (Akron, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) pitched 
all 28 innings for the Scots, highlighted by her first career no-hitter 
in the opener against Oberlin as well as back-to-back extra-innings 
wins at Ohio Wesleyan. In the first game of the week, two Oberlin 
batters reached during the first inning, but then she retired 16 
straight, including seven strikeouts, before the game was called in 
the bottom of the sixth. Overall, Barone gave up five runs (four earned) 
on 23 hits and four walks while striking out 19 in the four games.
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April 4, 2005

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ohio Wesleyan junior third baseman Amy Mazur (Elyria, OH/Elyria) slammed 
a solo homer to give Ohio Wesleyan a 1-0 lead in the opener of a 
doubleheader at Ohio Northern. She was 1-for-1 in the game and tied the 
Bishop record with three walks. In the nightcap, she was 3-for-4 with a 
triple, which set an OWU record for hits. For the week, Mazur was 4-for-5 
and reached base in seven of eight appearances.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Denison sophomore hurler Rachel Thomas (Gahanna, OH/Lincoln) lowered her 
ERA to 1.59 with two victories over Wilmington and Defiance. In 14 
innings of work, she scattered eight hits and allowed five runs (two 
earned), walking five batters and fanning nine. Opponents are hitting 
just .214 off Thomas and she has struck out 41 batters in 52.2 innings 
pitched.
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March 28, 2005

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kenyon senior Alison Diegel (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley) went 
2-for-3 (.667) against Concordia. She had an RBI and scored the winning 
run in the bottom of the fifth inning 

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Wittenberg freshman Taryn Hensel (Marion, OH/Ridgedale) went the distance 
for her first collegiate win in a 8-2 decision over Wilmington. She 
allowed one earned run on three hits and no walks in seven innings 
pitched. Hensel had a perfect game going into the bottome of the fifth.
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March 21, 2005

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Wooster freshman shortstop Molly Gaffney (Tallmadge, OH/Archbishop Hoban) 
was 5-for-15 from the plate with four runs scored last week. She also 
reached base via three walks and stole four bases in as many attempts. 

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Wooster junior Natalie Barone (Akron, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) went 3-1 
last week with a 1.87 ERA, highlighted by complete-game shutouts over 
Lasell (3-0) and Wis.-Oshkosh (2-0). Overall she totalled 30.0 innings 
pitched, during which she yielded 10 runs (eight earned) on 25 hits and 
six walks, while striking out 22. 
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